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Sept. 23, 2021, 4:31 p.m. EDT

Microsoft Corp. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Shares of Microsoft Corp. (NAS:MSFT) inched 0.33% higher to $299.56 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 1.21% to 4,448.98 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 1.48% to 34,764.82. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Microsoft Corp. closed $6.28 short of its 52-week high ($305.84), which the company reached on August 20th.

The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Apple Inc. (NAS:AAPL) rose 0.67% to $146.83, Alphabet Inc. Cl A (NAS:GOOGL) rose 0.66% to $2,824.32, and SAP SE ADR (NYS:SAP) rose 2.18% to $144.88. Trading volume (18.2 M) remained 3.7 million below its 50-day average volume of 21.9 M.

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